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Old Jan 31, 2006, 09:41 PM
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Lancair just changed to early Feb...

...what a load of...

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Old Feb 01, 2006, 12:54 AM
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Yes, but at that price it is worth the wait. I am in Germany so I am sure I will have to wait even longer. I too am impatient but not much to do except wait!
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Old Feb 01, 2006, 09:07 AM
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Don't get in to much of a rush - I have been waiting for the new Corsair and Hellcat for a "while" now....

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Old Feb 01, 2006, 10:33 AM
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Don't get in to much of a rush - I have been waiting for the new Corsair and Hellcat for a "while" now....

Mike
How long is a "while"?

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Old Feb 01, 2006, 11:11 AM
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You don't really want to know, but............

It has been 14 months now......

That is 14 months since I first saw it on the Tower website.

Note the date on the post.......Yow!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hlight=corsair
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Old Feb 01, 2006, 11:51 AM
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Sounds like they want to see how many people want the product before they make it.

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Old Feb 02, 2006, 11:03 AM
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I'm really interested in the Lancair but not sure if i'm ready for a low wing plane. I've been flying my slow stick, e-starter, cub with no real problems and getting ready to fly my brushless tiger moth 400. Is this plane difficult to fly or do you think I would be ok? The lancair has some dehideral so I would think it self correct somewhat. What do you think?
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 11:35 AM
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I'm really interested in the Lancair but not sure if I’m ready for a low wing plane. I've been flying my slow stick, e-starter, cub with no real problems and getting ready to fly my brushless tiger moth 400. Is this plane difficult to fly or do you think I would be ok? The lancair has some dehideral so I would think it self correct somewhat. What do you think?
The dihedral on the .60 sized Lancair does not seem to have much effect due to a high center of gravity. It flies about neutral.

It's likely going to be a step forward in performance and in needed flying skills over what you have been flying. But that doesn't mean you will have trouble flying it. I think speed will be your biggest challenge. Getting used to faster planes is a normal progression in skills. At $99 for everything but the radio, it's about a cheap as you can get for trying out faster airplanes.

I'd say go for it. It's not going to be that big of a jump in performance.

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Old Feb 02, 2006, 11:38 AM
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Do any of those models you mentioned have ailerons?

I think that it would need a good bit of speed to keep stable/flying well, which would be a but faster than the models you mentioned. I would try to get real good with that tigermoth/brushless and make sure you have some decent aileron time...and you should be ok.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 11:48 AM
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I'm really interested in the Lancair but not sure if i'm ready for a low wing plane. I've been flying my slow stick, e-starter, cub with no real problems and getting ready to fly my brushless tiger moth 400. Is this plane difficult to fly or do you think I would be ok? The lancair has some dehideral so I would think it self correct somewhat. What do you think?
I have two of the 60 size Lancairs and they are fairly easy to fly. Even though it has a little diheral, there is little or no "self-correcting" during flight. It goes where you put it and as they say - it is really smooooooth.

As far whether you will be able to fly the plane, there should be no problems if you have gained proficiency with the cub. If this is your first low wing, there will be some period of adjustment to get use to the flight characteristics (more definative control). The major difference will be that you "bump" the ailerons instead of holding them for a turn. When you lean the plane into a bank, it stays there, then you use the elevator or rudder to complete the turn. On your first few flights just do a basic flight around the field with big turns - no aerobatic stuff. You will be OK.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 11:54 AM
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Yes, the e-starter and tiger moth have ailerons. I agree that if I get comfortable with my tiger moth, which is overpowered and has no dihederal, I would have a better chance with the lancair. I just love the looks of the lancair and might just buy one and let it sit untill I'm ready for it.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 11:58 AM
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I have one of these on order, I thought it was a great deal for what you get and is SUCH a pretty plane. I just noticed they are now saying "late February"...so we'll wait..and wait.
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 12:23 PM
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Yes, the e-starter and tiger moth have ailerons. I agree that if I get comfortable with my tiger moth, which is overpowered and has no dihederal, I would have a better chance with the lancair. I just love the looks of the lancair and might just buy one and let it sit untill I'm ready for it.
This might be a tad bit of a handfull for you. Why not try the Formosa or CG Tiger first. Then you will be ready for sure.

Hard to say though I had a guy go from a slowstick to a formosa and I though he would kill it instanty. He didn't.

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Old Feb 02, 2006, 01:13 PM
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I just noticed they are now saying "late February"...

!#%@!^$@#%!@#$@#$^%@!$#@




It went from Mid feb a couple weeks ago..to late jan...then to early feb 2 days ago, now late feb. It was early feb like this morning!!!

...ridiculous...
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Old Feb 02, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Gary,

I have been progressing in this hobby for some time now, mostly electric, but some nitro too.
I apreciate the #'s that you posted previously. I had no idea how to even get an idea how an electric would fly before the maiden, I found the #'s so useful that I pasted them into a word document, for later study. Thank You.
I have a question though, do those numbers hold true for a ducted fan (electric) model?
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